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Freaks have lunch. Jack Earle the world's tallest man filling glass of water.

Other Names:
Jack Earle (1906-1952) (Subject)
Title:
Freaks have lunch. Jack Earle the world's tallest man filling glass of water.
Date:
1937
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Print Size: 9 x 7 in. (22.9 x 17.8 cm)
Department:
Photography Collection
Object Number:
106PH724.001
Notes:
"He joined the Barnum Bailey Circus in the mid-20s and played in about nine movies, mainly comedy like Hansel and Gretel (1923) and Jack and the Beanstalk (1924). Upon retiring from the circus, Jack became a successful traveling salesman and was intensely creative. He painted, sculpted, was a prize-winning photographer and a poet. He even published a book of poetry called The Long Shadows" http://freaks.monstrous.com/famous_freaks.htm#_Toc12892767